Latest Agenda at Zero Touch Automation Congress 2019
 

CONGRESS DAY ONE
WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH

 

08:50

Welcome and Introduction

Marc Cohn | Solutions & Technical Strategy, Strategic Marketing | Spirent

 
 

 

KEYNOTES: ZERO-TOUCH AUTOMATION

 

08:55

Opening Address

Enrique Blanco | Systems and Network Global Director, GCTIO | Telefónica

09:05

Why Zero Touch Automation is enabling digital transformation

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & Advisor - Cloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

09:25

Operator Keynote: Rationalising the move to Zero-Touch Automation: Where in the organization was the decision made, how and why?

Juan Carlos García López | Director of Technology and Architecture, Global CTIO | Telefónica

09:50

Huawei Keynote: Moving Towards Autonomous Driving Core Network

David Fang | Huawei solution marketing director | Huawei

10:15

 

Keynote Panel Discussion: C-level debate: Analysing the business case for Zero-Touch Automation

 
 

Deng Hui | Chief NFV Strategy Officer | Huawei

Chair, Modeling subcommittee | ONAP

 

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

 

Shahar Steiff | AVP New Technologies | PCCW Global

Board Member | MEF

 

moderated by:

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

President | Palo Alto Innovation Advisors

 

11:00

 

Break

 

11:25

Zero touch automation: The proof of the pudding

Peter Konings | Head of Product Development, Europe | Verizon

11:50

The Journey towards autonomous operations, lessons learned

Alla Goldner | TSC Member and Usecase Subcommittee Chair | ONAP

Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization | Amdocs

12:15

How NaaS enables Zero-Touch Automation

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

12:40

 

Lunch

 
 

TRACK 1: REALITIES OF OPEN AUTOMATION: ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY, OPENNESS

 
 

 

REALITIES OF OPEN AUTOMATION: ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY, OPENNESS

 

14:00

Zero friction Agile Operations with Open Digital Architecture (ODA)

Dave Milham | Chief Architect | TM Forum

14:30

NGPaaS: Supporting Cloud-native automation in telecom systems

Bessem Sayadi | Research Manager | Nokia Bell-Labs

 

15:00

 

Break

 

15:50

Toward smart orchestration across industries/applications/things

Ken Kanishima | Senior Research Engineer | NTT

16:20

Managing MEC: challenges and ETSI's role in addressing them

Alex Reznik | Chair | ETSI MEC ISG

Distinguished Technologist | HPE

16:50

With and without standards

Alfonso Carrillo Aspiazu | Chief Architect OnLife Networks | Telefónica

 

TRACK 2: ZSM FORUM

 
 

 

ZSM TRACK

 

14:00

Welcome notes, introduction to ETSI ZSM

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement Standardization | Nokia

 

 

The automation of network management and service delivery is becoming critical for handling
(1) the increase in the overall complexity resulting from the transformation of networks into programmable, software-driven, service-based and holistically-managed architectures, and
(2) the unprecedented operational agility required to support new business opportunities enabled by technology breakthroughs, such as Network Slicing.
The ETSI ZSM group was setup end of 2017 by 14 ETSI founding members including, DT, DOCOMO, NTT, Telefonica, Sprint, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, NEC, HPE, Intel, IBM and Viavi, with the goal to introduce a new horizontal and vertical end-to-end architecture that will enable automation at scale and at the required TCO. In addition, the ISG will facilitate cooperation and alignment between the relevant open source projects and standards bodies to enable the industry converging around a single architecture.

The speaker will present the drivers and triggers for the need of full end-to-end automation of network and service management, the rational for the formation of the new ISG and its goals, as well as the work program and status.

 

14:30

ZSM Scenarios and key requirements

Farni Weaver | Technology Strategist | Sprint

15:00

ZSM Architecture - Uwe Rauschenbach, Rapporteur of ZSM002

Uwe Rauschenbach | Rapporteur | ETSI

Senior Standardization Specialist, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO | Nokia

15:30

ZSM Means of Automation, Andreas Krichel, Rapporteur of ZSM005

Andreas Krichel | Chief Architect | ETSI

Chief Architect of OSS for NFV Program | HPE

16:00

 

Break

 

16:10

Keynote: The CSPs' digital automation transformation necessity - drivers, triggers, opportunities and implications

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & Advisor - Cloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

16:30

 

SPs' top ZSM focus areas: 2 slides / 5 minutes each

 
 

 

The journey towards zero touch network and service management
The telecommunications industry is at an important tipping point. As networks become virtualized, with the aim to positively transform the economics and business agility, and prepare for new business models for 5G, operators face unprecedented operational and organizational challenges.
However, these transformations also bring new hope and new opportunities to radically alter the way we approach network/service operations and management. Automation must underpin the new age operations, not only because it is the most efficient way to run operations but also because it is proven to increase accuracy and eliminate costly human errors, but also because it is going to be a prerequisite to tackle the network and service complexity inherent in virtualized networks for 5G.
The big promise of 5G mass deployment is coming from Enterprise and SLA driven applications where automation is important in the creation, maintenance, assurance and healing. The GSMA report on Network Slicing Use Cases Requirements estimates that "in combination with other enablers and capabilities, Network Slicing will permit operators to address a revenue opportunity worth $300bn by 2025."

 

16:40

 

The journey towards zero touch network and service management

 
 

 

Discuss the drivers and triggers that make network and service automation a necessity, business opportunities, learnings from webscale players, differences between webscales and CSPs in their approach to automation, the characteristics of the transformation path, the necessary architectural transformation and key considerations, building block technologies and tools, the role of AI and ML for ZSM, areas for innovation, challenges, the need for harmonization and coordination across the industry and the role of ETSI ZSM in facilitating collaboration, priorities, key success factors, risks and timing considerations.

 
 

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

 

Peter Konings | Head of Product Development, Europe | Verizon

 

Andreas Krichel | Chief Architect | ETSI

Chief Architect of OSS for NFV Program | HPE

 

Walter Prior | Global Head Business Development-Digital Operations | Nokia

 

Juan Carlos García López | Director of Technology and Architecture, Global CTIO | Telefónica

 

Moderated by:

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & Advisor - Cloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

 

17:25

Closing Address and End of ZSM Forum

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement Standardization | Nokia

 

CLOSING KEYNOTES: FUTURE AUTOMATION INNOVATIONS AND AUTOMATION EFFECTS

 
 

 

CLOSING KEYNOTES: FUTURE AUTOMATION INNOVATIONS AND AUTOMATION EFFECTS

 

17:40

Data Driven Automation based on Blockchain

Shahin Arefzadeh | CTO | Ziotis

 

18:05

 

Closing address and end of day one

 
 

 

ZTA AWARDS CEREMONY AND DRINKS

 

 

 

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